Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Free Lunchtime discussion on sustainable and efficient smart city planning, 11 Sept, 1200-1500

by Kevin 27/08/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has been working with San Sebastian and Florence to explore the potential for using Systems Thinking to produce comprehensive Sustainable Smart City Plans. The project partners, which includes Arup, Bristol City Council, Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Bristol, are gathering at Open Space in Bristol to set out some of the lessons learned [...]

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Some Open Data resources and references

by Kevin 11/08/2015 in Projects

I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces;
What is Data / [...]

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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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Vacancy: Bristol City Council are looking for an Open Data Project Manager

by Kevin 27/07/2015 in Bristol

If you are an experienced Project Manager with an interest in open data and recognise its potential to transform the way that Local Authorities and other organisations operate you may be interested in this vacancy. Bristol has demonstrated a good deal of ambition in the area of Open Data, launching a City Open Data Platform [...]

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Bristol’s tech start-up ecosystem gets positive write up by the Next Web

by Kevin 20/07/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has a well networked, innovative technology community focused around the major hubs at the Engine Shed and Watershed. The Next Web have written a comprehensive article picking out some of the leading businesses and stand out technologies being developed across the region.

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Vote for the Future 4 Me project in the National Lottery Awards and bring the award for Best Charity Project to Bristol

by Kevin 17/07/2015 in Bristol

The Future 4 Me project has been shortlisted as a finalists for the National Lottery Best Charity Project. This is the only project from the South West to be nominated and the only finalist in the UK working with young people leaving care, custody or homeless.
You can vote for them here free : or [...]

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Melbourne residents send email messages to trees

by Kevin 17/07/2015 in Bristol

In a project which brings to mind Bristol’s Playable City Winner “Hello Lampost” people in Melbourne can now email the trees in their City. All of the trees in the City have been mapped and given an individual ID which enables residents to email that tree directly with their thoughts.

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ODI to commission projects demonstrating the impact of open data. Up to £7,000 funding available to support delivery.

by Kevin 16/07/2015 in Bristol

Do you have a great idea for an open data project but need help to get it off the ground? Are you working on a project that you would like to promote more widely? As part of its open data summer showcase, the Open Data Institute is looking for great examples of open [...]

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You can download the presentations for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things event, 6 July 2015

by Kevin 10/07/2015 in Bristol

Thanks to everyone who turned up for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things at Watershed on Monday. The presentations are available to download below as PDF’s. Watch this space for more events and information about Bristol’s ambitious IoT programme;

Stephen Hilton: Introduction
Clare Reddington: IoT, Playable Cities and the role of SME’s
Mara Balestrini: Citizens and [...]

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